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Geometry for 9th Grade

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  • MassmommMassmomm 3923 replies81 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    My D started at a public high school where most kids had had algebra I in 8th grade and started with geometry in 9th. This was fairly typical for our region of Massachusetts. She transferred to a private high school and found that the math sequence was different. Some kids, who were transferring from other public schools, did exactly as you are proposing. These were highly motivated students who didn't mind working hard all summer.
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  • CateCAParentCateCAParent 184 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited June 10
    Definitely confirm with a guidance counselor that it makes sense. UC’s require geometry on a transcript, and very few non-official high school options (especially on line) qualify. So you might create a problem unless done with the blessing of the high school school.

    Plus, geometry it is its own thing, and unless your child wants to do it, the result may be educational voids that won’t necessarily be rectified later. So make sure everyone is on board with the goal.

    It was a great thing for my kid, but only because he wanted to do it, and the school was ok with him doing the specific program he did. He gets to do more advanced math, which he really really wants to do for his own reasons. Good luck.
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  • mom2andmom2and 2866 replies19 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    The OP has not been back, so it is all speculation, but I don't think skipping geometry is a good idea. Pre-calc builds on the concepts and skills (proofs) learned in geometry. The idea that skipping a math class through a placement test is equivalent to taking the class is flawed. Is there any evidence that colleges are more likely to accept a kid under those conditions?
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  • SJ2727SJ2727 1890 replies6 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @mom2and , OP is talking about doing it in summer school, not skipping?
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  • sylvan8798sylvan8798 6648 replies140 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    ^Yes, I think it was @ewho who suggested looking into a way to test out altogether.
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  • TQfromtheUTQfromtheU 1540 replies17 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    My children liked taking Geometry and Physics over the summer since there was no competing homework. The classes do not last the whole summer break and are taught every year at their public high school.
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  • runswimyogarunswimyoga 971 replies8 threadsRegistered User Member
    There are learning centers such as Sylvan or others or even online courses that offer geometry courses. Google it.
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  • bjkmombjkmom 7941 replies158 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    ^^ But if you do choose this route, check with your kids' school first to ensure that they'll accept the course. My school would not.
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  • skieuropeskieurope 39213 replies6997 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    But if you do choose this route, check with your kids' school first to ensure that they'll accept the course. My school would not.
    Nor would mine.
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  • tutumom2001tutumom2001 1216 replies3 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited June 13
    Our school will only accept summer school if it's credit recovery. And, to qualify for credit recovery, you had to have made an F in the course during the school year.
    edited June 13
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  • SJ2727SJ2727 1890 replies6 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I've just checked the summer school schedule in our high school district. I may be misunderstanding but it looks like they no longer offer course for advancement, only credit recovery (for those who had Fs, or Ds in course needed for college). Previously they had separated the classes for advancement and those for credit recovery.
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